November 1, 2013
Sunday, Nov. 3
'Pinocchio' The National Marionette Theatre presents Carlo Collodi's tale about a wooden puppet who desires to become a real boy at Howard Community College's Horowitz Art Center, Smith Theatre, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway. Tickets are $11. Information: 410-997-2324 or candlelightconcerts.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 6
Holiday craft fair Items by members of the Bain Center will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5470 Ruth Keeton Way in Columbia. Information: 410-313-7469.
Thursday, Nov. 7
Meet the author Tom Glenn, author of "Friendly Casualties," appears for a discussion and book signing at 10:30 a.m. at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. Information: 410-313-7469.
Friday, Nov. 8
'Girls Night Out!' Historic Savage Mill hosts a women's only event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 8600 Foundry St. in Savage. Shopping, goodie bags, wine tastings, demonstrations, raffles and more are featured. Event is free, so bring friends. Information: 410-792-2820.
Saturday, Nov. 9
Forum A free forum, "Your Health and Our Changing Climate," is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Speakers include Drs. Cindy Parker of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Steve Shapiro of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, authors of "Climate Chaos: Your Health at Risk; What You Can Do to Protect Yourself and Your Family." Others will speak about the health effects of climate change on infants, children, the elderly and others. Speakers from government agencies and local organizations will discuss the community resources available to face the challenges ahead. The forum is sponsored by Transition Howard County, HoCo ClimateChange, League of Women Voters and Howard Community College. Online registration is available at transitionhoco.org/committees/health.
'Remembering Our Greatest Generation' Fred Campbell, an associate professor of history at Howard Community College, examines the veteran experience in World War II at 2 p.m. at Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. Discover the stories and oral histories of those who fought on the European front. Free. Information: 410-313-1950.
Annual Human Rights Potluck Dinner Event to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights takes place at 6 p.m. at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way in Columbia. Featured speaker is the Rev. Roy Bourgeois, founder of the School of the Americas Watch. Bring a main dish to share. Event is co-sponsored by Howard County Friends of Latin America, Howard County Office of Human Rights and Rights Action. Free and open to the public. Information: 410-381-4899.
Poetry Reading The Howard County Poetry and Literature Society presents "Telling Our Stories, Michael Glaser Celebrates Lucille Clifton" at 7:30 p.m. at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Information: 443-518-1000.
Holiday lights The 20th annual Symphony of Lights, a 20-minute drive-through more than 70 larger-than-life holiday light displays, begins Nov. 25 and continues through Jan. 5 at Symphony Woods in Columbia. Hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Admission is $20 per car or van, up to eight passengers; $45 for commercial vans and minibuses seating nine to 24 people; and $125 for buses exceeding 24 passengers. Information: 410-740-7666 or hcgh.org/symphonyoflights. Event benefits Howard County General Hospital.
•Western High School's Class of 1978 will hold its 35th reunion Saturday, Nov. 9. For more information, email email@example.com or go to westernhigh1978.com.
•Brooklyn Park High School's Class of 1963 will hold its 50th reunion from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Olive Grove Restaurant in Linthicum. Tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased in advance. For more information, email Wayne Loyd at firstname.lastname@example.org, Pat Glos Pettway at email@example.com or call Pat Glos at 410-609-0294.
•Mount Hebron High School's Class of 2003 will hold its 10-year reunion from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 30 at Silo.5%, 1200 Steuart St. in Baltimore. Tickets are $58 per person and must be purchased in advance by going to mthclassof2003reunion.eventbrite.com. For more information, call Meagan McDaniels at 410-935-0644 or Ashley Cook at 410-530-0024.
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